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After All - Sign With NoiseArt Records, New Album On The Way

Belgium veteran thrashers After All are both proud and stoked to announce that they have signed a 3 album deal with NoiseArt Records. First details for the new one have also been unveiled. The band's ninth full-length album will be entitled Waves Of Annihilation and will be released on June 10th, 2016. The album was once again produced by Dan Swanö. More details to follow. Stay tuned.


Band profile: After All
Posted: 16.03.2016 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

After All - Premiere New Video Online

"To Breach And Grieve", a brand new video from Belgium thrashers After All, is now available for viewing below. The song is taken from the band's latest album Dawn Of The Enforcer, which was released back in May, 2012, through Roadrunner Records.


Band profile: After All
Posted: 03.01.2013 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Black Sabbath - No Reunion After All

After all the speculation of Black Sabbath reforming, Tony Iommi has posted a new statement on his official website calling the apparent reunion "absolute nonsense". Here is his statement:

I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion.

At the time I was supporting the Home of Metal exhibition and was merely speculating, shooting the breeze, on something all of us get asked constantly, "Are you getting back together?"

Thanks to the internet it's gone round the world as some sort of "official" statement on my part, absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.

to my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.

All the best, Tony

Source: Link


In news that could potentially piss off any fan of Black Sabbath if it weren't true, the original Black Sabbath line-up (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward) has reformed.

Despite what Geezer Butler originally said, it has been confirmed that the four musicians have been secretly working on rehearsing for a tour and writing a brand new album. As stated by Iommi in an interview with BPM Media (Sunday Mercury, Birmingham Mail): "We're really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we've been writing is really good, it's more back to the old original stuff."

He also explained in the interview how Ozzy was the worst at keeping this project under wraps. "It's all been very hush-hush. Ozzy's been the worst at trying to hold it back. He's doing a lot of TV and he's being asked stuff about a reunion and he's going 'well I never say never'. He told me, 'I don't know what to say'." Iommi was also concerned with the performance of drummer Bill Ward, due to his health conditions and a heart attack that he suffered: "He hasn't been 100 per cent. He had an operation a few months ago, so we'll see how he is."

Original source: Link


Band profile: Black Sabbath
Posted: 16.08.2011 by Project Endgame | Comments (57)

After All - New Song Online

"Timeless Machine", a brand-new track from Belgian thrashers After All, has been made available for streaming at this location.

"Timeless Machine" comes off the band's upcoming new limited edition EP Becoming The Martyr, which will be available from the After All merch booth during the Killfest 2011 European tour with Overkill, Destruction and Heathen.

Becoming The Martyr features 3 brand new tracks as well as 2 more tracks from the Cult Of Sin album, re-recorded with the new After All line-up. The EP was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at the infamous Unisound Studios in Örebro, Sweden.


Band profile: After All
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (0)

After All - Line-Up Changes

Belgium's loudest After All have parted ways with long-running vocalist Piet Focroul and bassist Erwin Casier. After All extend thanks and appreciation to both Piet and Erwin for the many years they gave it all for the band. The thrash attack continues with vocalist Sammy Peleman (September Syn) and bassist Frederik Vanmassenhove (ex-Aborted). "Welcome to the madness!"

In other news, After All confirmed their presence as direct support on Fear Factory's upcoming tour dates in Belgium (Feb. 21) and The Netherlands (Feb. 22).


Band profile: After All
Posted: 12.02.2010 by Thryce | Comments (0)

After All - New Album Details

Original news, posted on 22.12.2008

It's official: the new After All album is called "Cult Of Sin".

The Belgian Thrash metal band comments: "Right now, we're looking at an early March 2009 release. We'll announce the exact date in a couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, we can already reveal Gabriel Bueno's amazing artwork for the new album. Gabriel has been designing some very interesting stuff lately, for bands like Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God and Unearth. It's nice to be part of such an impressive portfolio.

Dan Swanö (known from his work for Edge Of Sanity, Hail Of Bullets, Novembers Doom, among others) finished mixing and mastering "Cult Of Sin" earlier this week at Unisound in Örebro, Sweden. Dan provided us with an ultra-heavy, yet crystal clear sound, exceeding any expectation we had - just the way this record was supposed to sound!

Some very special guests performed on the album. We'll be announcing them in the coming weeks, along with snippets of the new songs. All friends of the band that signed up for the newsletter will have the privilege of checking out some new songs first. Be sure you sign up for the newsletter!"

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The new After All album "Cult Of Sin" - out March 23 on Dockyard1/SPV - contains guest appearances by some of After All's tour buddies: Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Juan Garcia and Bernie Versailles (Agent Steel), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), and James Rivera (Helstar). Needless to say we couldn't be more stoked about their contributions.

Here's the complete "Cult Of Sin" track list:

01. Another False Prophecy
02. My Own Sacrifice
03. Scars Of My Actions
04. Betrayed By The Gods - feat. Juan Garcia, Joey Vera & Bernie Versailles
05. Devastation Done
06. End Of Your World
07. Land Of Sin - feat. Andy LaRocque
08. Doomsday Elegy (2012)
09. Embracing Eternity - feat. James Rivera
10. Hollow State
11. Release

Bonus track: Scars, Booze And A Bad Case Of Cabin Fever (video)


Band profile: After All
Posted: 10.02.2009 by Thryce | Comments (2)

After All - To Complete New Album In October

After All have posted the following update:

"After All spent most of June at the Hype Studio in Mechelen, Belgium recording basic tracks for six scorching new After All tracks. A nice little intro, outro and a cover tune were recorded as well. Early October we resume recording, finishing the June session and adding another three or four extra songs.

Dee J. is in charge of the recording, assisted by X-tof. After All guitarist Drieze is producing and overseeing the operation, as usual. Mixing and mastering duties will be handled by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Hail Of Bullets, Novembers Doom) at the legendary Unisound Studio in Örebro, Sweden.

The new album is set for a late 2008 release on Dockyard 1 in Europe and on Locomotive Records in the US."


Band profile: After All
Posted: 07.07.2008 by SlaytallicA | Comments (0)

Arsis - Headlining Tour Not Jeopardized After All

Calling in from a frozen tundra somewhere in Iowa, Arsis frontman/guitarist Jim Malone provides this update:

"Everyone's fine. Hard to believe this happened during the day, but the road is solid ice. The trailer flipped, broke loose of the hitch, and is now stuck in a snow bank. Better the trailer and not us. We're waiting to get it towed, since it's unusable. It's lodged in ice and we can't get to our gear, but we're sure it's all smashed. We need to assess the situation and see how much of our gear still works before we can say anything about finishing out the rest of the tour. We can't afford to buy a new trailer at this point. Again, we apologize to our fans. We'll have an update soon."

Adds bassist Noah Martin:

"We're going to try to find a room up the highway in the next small town. Hopefully we won't have to fight off inbred zombie cannibals… like we need that right now. We are all suuuper pissed that this has happened just as we were getting back on this tour. This sucks a lot of dinosaur dick - and that's a LOT of meat!"

UPDATED on 7 March:

Update by guitarist/vocalist James Malone on Wednesday's "trailer tragedy":

"Things could've been a lot worse, and we came out of this pretty much intact. We have about $1,000 worth of damage to our equipment, though there aren't any heartbreaking losses. Our attitude is pretty good considering what we've been through this past week. We rented a trailer and made it to our show yesterday in Minnesota. The crowd didn't seem to know about the accident, and the show went as well as any show in Minnesota on a Thursday night could've gone. Life is good again."

A photo of the trailer can be viewed here. Fans are encouraged to donate lucky amulets to the band during any upcoming show.


Band profile: Arsis
Posted: 07.03.2008 by April.Ethereal87 | Comments (6)

Bolt Thrower - Not Playing Wacken After All

Bolt Thrower have posted the following message:

"Thanks a lot to the 17,484 people who voted in the poll, it was very much appreciated! Poll Results]

As you know, this time we decided not to decline the Wacken Open Air offer as usual, but to have a poll and hear your views on it firsthand, before making our decision. Obviously we realised that a lot of people who would be voting would not necessarily be into Bolt Thrower, but we were very interested in the comments you would send. In the end we received hundreds of comments, and the huge majority confirmed what we were already thinking, that WOA 2008 is not the right festival for Bolt Thrower.

We would like to thank the WOA organisers for their very unique offer and wish them every success, and for those of you going to WOA 2008, and who voted in favour of us playing there, we hope you have a great weekend.

We will soon be deciding and confirming which festival Bolt Thrower will be playing next summer. Thanks again to all of you who participated in the poll."


Band profile: Bolt Thrower
Event: Wacken Open Air 2008
Posted: 30.11.2007 by Thryce | Comments (9)

After All - Singer Forced To Sit Out Tour

Belgian's loudest - Thrash Metal band - After All have updated their website with the following update:

"For reasons beyond his control, After All singer Piet Focroul is forced to sit out most of the upcoming European tour with Vicious Rumors and Agent Steel. On the affected dates, Piet will be replaced by Peter Evrard.

The scheduled dates in Dortmund, Frankfurt, Weert, Eeklo (Meetjesland Metalfest IV), Noordwijk and Rijssen are not affected and will feature Piet as lead singer. Peter joins the tour from September 10th in Pratteln, Switzerland, until the end of the run in Vienna, Austria on September 29th.

The show must go on indeed. However, Peter joining the band is a temporary thing only. From October on, Piet returns and will perform with After All as scheduled."

For a list of all dates of this Alienigma Tour, click here.


Band profile: After All
Event: Agent Steel: Alienigma European Tour
Posted: 23.08.2007 by Thryce | Comments (2)

Soilwork - Not Part Of X-Mass Festival Tour After All

Sweden's Soilwork, who were announced as replacement for Six Feet Under on the European X-Mass Festival Tour just two days ago, aren't part of the fold after all. Such was reported by the organizers Metallysee (Benelux) and Sub-Kultur (Germany), and the corresponding news on the website of the band's label Nuclear Blast have also been withdrawn. Gorefest, Belphegor, Trail Of Tears and Darzamat, the remaining line-up of the tour, will now be joined by other artists at the individual dates. The updated schedule with the respective bands reads as follows:

08.12. - GER, Berlin: Gorefest, Belphegor, Melechesh, Darzamat, Trail Of Tears, SkyForger
10.12. - AUT, Vienna: Gorefest, Belphegor, Trail Of Tears, Madder Mortem, Darzamat, + special guest
12.12. - SUI, Pratteln: Trail Of Tears, Madder Mortem, Gorefest, Belphegor, Darzamat
14.12. - GER, Frankfurt: Trail Of Tears, Gorefest, Belphegor, Keep Of Kalessin, Madder Mortem, Darzamat
16.12. - BEL, Antwerpen: Cradle Of Filth, Gorefest, Trail Of Tears, Belphegor, Darzamat, Hevein
17.12. - NED, Tilburg: Moonspell, Gorefest, Trail Of Tears, Belphegor, Darzamat, Hevein, Heidevolk, The Monolith Deathcult, Devious

The updated line-ups of the dates in Leipzig, Munich, Ludwigsburg, Essen, Strasbourg and Paris haven't been published yet.


Band profile: Soilwork
Event: X-Mass Fest 2006
Posted: 10.11.2006 by Promonex | Comments (5)